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On rights of members of national minorities and amendment of some acts

The Act have been promulgated by the president on 10 July 2001

PART 1

RIGHTS OF MEMBERS OF NATIONAL MINORITIES

 

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CHAPTER II

RIGHTS OF MEMBERS OF NATIONAL MINORITIES

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§ 8

Right of multilingual names and denominations

(1) Members of national minorities living tradionally and for a long time on the territory of the Czech Republic have the right to have the name of a community in which they live, the names of its parts, streets and public places as well as the functions of buildings of public authorities and electoral rooms posted in the language of the national minority as well as in the Czech language.

(2) Conditions for exercise of this right according to paragraph 1 and the way of denomination of multilingual names are determined in a special legal regulation.5)

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§ 10

Right of using the language of a national minoritiy during elections

Under conditions determined by special legal regulations7) members of national minorities living traditionally and for a long time on the territory of the Czech Republic have the right to publicise the notice of the term and place of elections and other information for voters in the language of national minorities.

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PART VI

The amendment of the Act on Elections to Community Councils

§ 18

 

In § 31 of the Act N. 152/1994 Coll. on elections to community councils and amendment of some other acts paragraph 3 is amended; its wording including footnote N. 10a) is as follows:

”(3) In a community where the committee for national minorities is being established according to a special act 10a), the by-law according to paragraphs 1 and 2 will be issued also in the language of respective national minority.

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10a) § 117 paragraph 3 of the Act N. 128/2000 Coll. on communities (local government), as amended by the Act N. 273/2001 Coll. ”.

PART VII

The amendment of the Act on Elections to Regional Councils

§ 19

In § 27 of the Act N. 130/200 Coll. on elections to regional councils and amendment of some acts paragraph 3 is amended; its wording including footnote N.18a is as follows:

” (3) In a region where the committee for national minorities is being established according to a special act 18a), the notice according to paragraphs 1 and 2 will be issued also in the language of respective national minority.

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18a) § 78 paragraph 2 of the Act N. 129/2000 Coll. on regions (regional government), as amended by the Act N. 273/2001 Coll. ”.

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